As of last night, the happening Clarke Quay district has been transformed into a hub of live music for the annual independent music festival, Music Matters live. This four-night event that ends on Saturday features 70 artists from around the world who will be performing in several places around Clarke Quay. Since it is the event’s fifth anniversary, it promises to be even bigger and better.
With acts from Canada, Nepal, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, and many more joining local talents, the event has been lauded the most established independent music festival, and dubbed “TED meets SXSW” by pop icon Jason Mraz. It also coincides with YouTube FanFest, which takes off tomorrow, and brings together notable names in the music industry to guide and teach budding musicians all they need to know about being in the independent music scene.
To get people hyped up, Clarke Quay has also set up a playlist of acts you can expect, with notable names like quirky folk-electronica act Norwegian Froya, Korean new wave, synth-rock indie duo Glen Check, Australian electronic/indie crooner Angus Dawson, and Singapore indie-pop band Take Two.
If you’re looking to hit one of the performances, you can check out the schedule here.